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[bug] Restart Tracker from Sailfish Utilities doesn't work as expected (any more) [released]

asked 2015-02-22 15:26:52 +0200

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updated 2015-09-09 21:03:58 +0200

EDIT: Still the same on

When I had problems with photos not showing up in the gallery (see ), I first tried to solve them by using the Sailfish utilities in system settings and re-start tracker from there. This was a good was in the past to handle such issues.

It didn't change a thing.

Only good old tracker-control -krs from the command line fixed the problem.

Out of curiosity I tried both ways a second time and watched the gallery right afterwards:

After entering tracker-control -krs, it behaved as expected: All pictures disappeared, counters were set to 0, and then I could watch as they re-appeared in the gallery again.

When I tried to delete and re-build the tracker database from the Utilities section, nothing happened at all. All images remained in the gallery, there was no evidence of tracker re-building its database in the background. (Just as before when using this tool wouldn't bring back lost photos, but tracker-control -krs would.)

Something's fishy here.

(I'm on Yliaavanlampi.)

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by ossi1967
close date 2015-09-18 20:30:12.087222



(Also on Yliaavanlampi) @ossi1967 - you're right, it doesn't, I've only just remembered to look at this, after reloading 18 albums onto my fresh OS install.

I ended up leaving the phone over night after using restart tracker in Sailfish Utilites - absolutely nothing happened at all, Gallery empty, Mediaplayer empty. In the end I did tracker-control -es in terminal and within about 3 minutes everything was recognised, EXCEPT album art - still no album art, despite going through and tagging all mp3's (My old/new N900 sees them all no matter what I do with the files!)

Edz ( 2015-02-22 15:35:41 +0200 )edit

@Markkyboy: Tracker is in a really, really bad shape ATM in Sailfish, with missing album art being the worst of all problems. I wonder if developers are even aware of all these issues.

ossi1967 ( 2015-02-22 16:41:05 +0200 )edit

FWIW, the sailfish-utilities function didn't work on Vaarainjarvi either, at least in my device.

g7 ( 2015-02-23 08:13:03 +0200 )edit

Optima service ended up changing my Jolla device so I had to copy the music again to my new Jolla (factory settings --> updated to Yliaavanlampi) --> album art just doesn't work and tracker seems to have missed some png pictures also from Gallery app. This still worked ok a couple updates back but I can't say exactly when these problems became so huge. tracker-control -es / -r doesn't solve this problem.

goldenm ( 2015-02-26 23:35:36 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-09-15 15:42:46 +0200

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updated 2015-09-18 19:30:26 +0200

tracker-control isn't invoked properly from jolla-settings started by booster-silica/systemd, while it works fine if jolla-settings is run from the command line. So, corresponding bug is submitted.

Update: coming to the store soon in the Utilities version 0.0.15

Update#2: it is published in the Store, it looks like changelog was missed for some reason but it can be found here

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@dez thx, much appreciated!

ossi1967 ( 2015-09-15 16:15:55 +0200 )edit

For some odd reason I had to uninstall and reinstall otherwise it just kept saying "Update available".

BTW: sailfish-tools-restart-ui and sailfish-tools-restart-service lacks proper text strings.

Tanghus ( 2015-09-18 19:42:32 +0200 )edit

@dez cool, thank you!

ossi1967 ( 2015-09-18 20:30:53 +0200 )edit

@Tanghus Most of translations (there are ~15 supported languages) are coming with OS release when full translation round to all languages is done. While Utilities release cycle is more frequent than Sailfish OS release cycle.

dez ( 2015-09-18 23:23:38 +0200 )edit

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